Friday, October 21, 2022


Hello friends! It's time, it's time!  It's finally time for the Falling for the Holidays 2022 Linky Party at Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers!!

In case you don't already know, this is a week-long event at {BYSHC}, where you can link up as many newly made Christmas, Hanukkah or other winter holiday cards as you want.  There are great prizes to be had, and here is a list of the fantastic sponsors:

Angie Blom Digital Designs
Fresh and Renewed with Teresa
Gina K. Designs
Colorado Crafty Company
Newton's Nook
Jaded Blossom
NEW Sponsor - Pink & Main!!
Gina Marie Designs
Tawny Owl Paperie
Unity Stamp Co.
NEW Sponsor - Pretty Pink Posh!!
Twiddler’s Nook
Lawn Fawn
NEW Sponsor - Therm O Web!!
Not 2 Shabby
NEW Sponsor - Danni’s Dreams!!
In Love with Paper ~ Cindy Messer
Taylored Expressions
NEW Sponsor - Kat Scrappiness!!

What a great sponsor list this is! It is definitely worthwhile to "build up your stash" and submit as many cards as you can to the linky party! Speaking of cards, here is mine:

I based my card off of Sketch #11, and I used a beautiful snowflake from the Sparkling Season stamps and dies from our lovely sponsor, Gina K.  This was the limited-edition collaboration set that she did with Simon Says Stamp for Stamptember this year, so I can't do a product link for it.  You really could just grab ANY of Gina's beautiful snowflakes to make this card, though!  The dark teal and snowflake patterned cardstock come from a 12x12 Love Nicole paper pad called Let it Snow.  I bought this at AC Moore several years ago, so of course it's not available anymore either, but it was so pretty, I just HAD to use it!
I inked up the snowflake with Uncharted Mariner oxide ink using my MISTI, and then used the matching die to cut it out.  I used the trick that I learned from watching Gina's videos where she cuts the die from plain cardstock first and then uses that to perfectly align the die over the stamped image.  That is such a brilliant trick!  I can't tell you how much I HATE IT when my die cut images are not perfectly aligned!
The sentiment also comes from that set and is stamped with Uncharted Mariner oxide ink as well.  I used the same die cutting trick for this too.  To add solid dimension to both the snowflake and the sentiment, I die cut 3 additional layers from scrap cardstock to layer beneath the stamped pieces.
To add a bit of sparkle, I did use a small amount of Wink of Stella on some parts of the snowflake.  I wanted to do more, but when I realized that the ink was smearing, I just used the Wink of Stella sparingly.  Since that idea kind of failed, I decided to add some bling.  I routed through my bling container and found these clear gems that I bought on clearance somewhere.  They did have small pieces of foam tape on them, but I wanted to make sure they held fast, so I also added tiny drops of UltraBond glue from another of our sponsors, Therm O Web.  They shouldn't be going anywhere now! 😁


Well, that is all for this post.  I will have another one coming up at 10am where I am hopping with my fellow Squirrels, so I hope you will come back for that one!  I appreciate that you dropped by today!  This Linky Party runs from Oct 21-28, so head on over to the {BYSHC} post and link up those Christmas, Hanukkah, and other winter holiday cards!  I can't wait to see all the cards!  
Until next time,

💗 Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless! 💗

~ Marie


  1. Beautiful snowflake card, Marie! Lovely colors!

  2. I love how big that snowflake is!! And so gorgeous. Love the color and all that bling!!

  3. Gorgeous card!!! I love that snowflake!! ~Von Marie~

  4. Beautiful snowflake and paper! Lovely card!

  5. I love snowflakes with blue papers - this is beautiful <3

  6. Your snowflake is amazing! Thanks for the tip about aligning the die over the stamped image. I've ruined more than one stamp when it didn't cut out properly!

  7. This is sooo gorgeous! Perfect Christmas card

  8. I love the pretty snowflake! Beautiful card!
    Migdalia Rodriguez
    Migdalia's Crafts



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